The long awaiting legal battle between the Hon.Rita Orji of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and her opponent Hon. Kolawole Taiwo of All Progressive party (APC) has come to conclusive as the tribunal declares Hon. Kolawole Taiwo of All Progressive party (APC) as the winner.
Reacting to the judgment by Ajeromi lfelodun Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through the publicity secretary Hon. Chinedu Aristocrat Ezugha in a statement released,
The good people of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal Constituency and Local Government, the lover of peace and democracy, the Peoples Democratic Party acknowledges your support and faith in the party. We appreciate your love and patience going through this tedious long walk to seek justice for your mandate which no doubt, is one of the longest wait – 9 months after general election.
The struggle is not about Hon. Rita Orji , it is not even about our noble party, the Peoples Democratic Party , it is about our electoral process. It is about the system. It is about the people whose mandate we passionately care about. the risk, the cost and the wait we took in the interest of the our people.
The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has finally delivered its ruling in respect of the House of Representatives election, Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal Constituency. The outcome falls below our expectation. However, we are not broken.
he Peoples Democratic Party is a party that believes in the rule of law. The legal team is studying the judgment and shall advise appropriately. Meanwhile, we plead with those who feel aggrieved, to take heart. It is not over, until it is over.
Our confidence and strength come from you our people and to you we owe our allegiance. The party and Hon. Rita Orji, our star , indeed appreciate you for standing by us all along. We commend all the party members who remained loyal and steadfast in the face of this tough challenge. And we encourage those whose heart have fainted and wearied, to be strong. Tough times do not last but tough people do ! remember, it is not over, until it is over.
we might have lost in the tribunal but we know we have won in the heart of our people, the good people of ajeromi-ifelodun. take heart .
Hon. Chinedu Aristocrat Ezugha
Peoples Democratic Party
Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area